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of the cia resigned after admitting he had an extramarital affair. david petraeus says the extremely poor judgment is unacceptable as a husband and as the leader of the spy organization. the affair surfaced when the fbi got a tip and investigated whether it posed a security risk. petraeus had been head of the cia since september of last year. before that, he led u.s. military forces in both afghanistan and iraq. much more on the petraeus story ahead on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." >>> bay area headlines. this is what's left of a suspect's car after a police chase ended this afternoon. they say the person was driving recklessly through castro valley before crashing into a light pole. the suspects under arrest suffered minor injuries. no one else was hurt. >>> the lights are back on for san francisco residents left in the dark after a lightning strike. pg&e says the lightning damaged five transformers along 24th street about 1:00 in the morning. about 200 people in the noe valley neighborhood were affected by that. >>> tonight, a santa rosa family is asking why someone would sh
obama spoke for the first time on the sex scandal that rocked the cia. the president would not say whether it was appropriate that he was kept in the dark about the investigation of david petraeus. petreaus resigned as head of the cia last friday after the fbi uncovered evidence he had an affair with his biographer. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> the scandal is now threatening the future of general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. the pentagon is looking into his email communications with jill kelley, the florida socialite whose complaints uncovered the petraeus affair. >>> if you are walking around flashing a pricy smartphone, get ready for a wake-up call. gadgets thefts are spiking all over the bay area. cbs 5 reporter da lin explains the problem isn't just the thieves. it's also us. >> reporter: a trip on lakeshore avenue in oakland or any bay area city you'll see plenty of eyeballs looking down on smartphones and nothing else. >> and i didn't
. ,,,, petraeus told members of congress today in a closed hearing. pet >>> new details about what former cia director david petraeus told members of congress today in a closed hearing. petraeus offered a new explanation for why some references to terror groups suspected in the benghazi attacks were initially downplayed. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has details. >>> reporter: former cia director david petraeus avoided cameras testifying on capitol hill friday. behind closed doors, he answered lawmakers' questions about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> general petraeus's briefing was comprehensive. i think it was in -- added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> reporter: petraeus told lawmakers he believed all along terrorists carried out the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> the original talking points prepared by the cia were different from the ones that were finally put out. >> reporter: lawmakers are trying to sort out what the obama administration knew and underst
the affair that cost cia director david petraeus his job. it was harassing e-mails that first put the fbi on the case and led to the information. >> many are asking why they didn't know the fbi was investigating david petraeus until the cia director resigned. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: fbi officials say they did not alert lawmakers or the white house because they weren't turning up evidence of a crime or security breach. but richard meyers told -- told cbs this morning, notifying superiors is common. >> we file investigations in the military where the allegations were not proven yet but the chain of command was made aware that somebody was being looked at for whatever. >> reporter: before the scandal, petraeus was scheduled to testify this week on capitol hill about the deadly attack on the u.s. console at in benghazi, libya. acting director mike morrell will testify instead. some lawmakers say they still need to hear from petraeus. >> from my point of view it is essential that he give testimony before the congress so we can figure out be
like this. >>> and new details on the growing scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it has put a promotion on hold for the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on the story that is getting more complex by the day. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communications between general allen and sociality jill kelley. kelley went to the fbi with the anonymous threatening e-mails. agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official described the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news, some of the e-mails were more than sexy exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen said he did nothing wrong but for now the capitol hill hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at re
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